When the system starts up, the Main Application window is presented. The Main Application window contains the application menus and a web links bar running across the bottom of the window. Inside the Main Application window, the "Home" panel with the P3 product logo is presented by default.
The space occupied initially by the "Home" panel can be replaced by two other highly useful job management panels. They are the Job List panel and the Job Calendar panel. These alternate panels can be displayed using the Jobs menu or the buttons that run across the top of the "Home" panel.
The "Home" panel that appears when you start up contains some useful information and links or buttons that access the rest of the P3 system.
License Status - The Main Application window also displays your license status at the bottom center white section of the screen. Double clicking on the license description will cause the System Information Window to pop-up.
Release - On the lower right-hand corner of the white section of the Main Application window, the Release date of your software will be displayed. In the rare case that a problem occurs, this date may be useful in diagnosing the problems with your system.
Button Bar - The button bar on the "Home" window gives the user quick access to the most frequently used options from the "Home" window. These functions are also accessible through the application menus.
This dropdown menu contains a set of highly useful functions that affect the system globally:
The Projects Menu allows the user to manage their projects. Specifically, you can create a nuew project, open or delete a project, or Activate or Deactivate Projects. A user can also reassign selected projects as desired or configure the projects list. If you want to learn more about creating or managing projects go to the Managing Project Proposals and Invoices Page
The RateCards menu allows the user to create new RateCards or otherwise modify a RateCard (Open, Copy, or Delete). Finally, a user can also configure RateCards lists. For more information on RateCards, go to RateCards
Accesses the "Supplier List" section where you can maintain a list of print suppliers that can be assigned to quote on your jobs.
Accesses the Customer Manager Window section where you can maintain a list of customers. These customers can be sent reports, business proposals, or invoices.
The Items menu allows a user to access the Item Manager Window. The Items Menu is a customizable menu so could appear with a different name.
The Papers menu allows a user to access the Paper Manager Window.
The Reports menu has one link to the Reporting System window where users can run reports from your database of jobs. This is an important feature as it allows users to develop highly customizable reports on Jobs or Projects.
The other menu items are reports specific to the Job List window and will be discussed with it.
The Help menu provides web links to "Help Introduction", "Help Home", "Help Job List", "Help Calendar", "Start Up Tips-Welcome", "Start Up Tips-Calendar", Start Up Tips - JobList, and "Email P3Support". It also includes an About link which opens the About window which includes the release number and copyright information.